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Carib Indians occupied the islands for hundreds of years before the British began settlement in 1623. The islands became an associated state of the UK with full internal autonomy in 1967. The island of Anguilla rebelled and was allowed to secede in 1971. Saint Kitts and Nevis achieved independence in 1983. In 1998, a vote in Nevis on a referendum to separate from Saint Kitts fell short of the two-thirds majority needed. Nevis continues in its efforts to separate from Saint Kitts.


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Communications

Telephones - main lines in use World Ranking: 190
20,600 (2009)

Telephones - mobile cellular World Ranking: 191
84,600 (2009)

Telephone system
General assessment
Good interisland and international connections
Domestic
Interisland links via Eastern Caribbean Fiber Optic cable; construction of enhanced wireless infrastructure launched in November 2004; fixed-line teledensity about 40 per 100 persons; mobile-cellular teledensity is roughly 170 per 100 persons
International
Country code - 1-869; connected internationally by the East Caribbean Fiber Optic System (ECFS) and Southern Caribbean fiber optic system (SCF) submarine cables

Broadcast media
The government operates a national TV network that broadcasts on 2 channels; cable subscription services provide access to local and international channels; the government operates a national radio network; a mix of government-owned and privately-owned broadcasters operate roughly 15 radio stations (2007)

Internet country code
.kn

Internet hosts World Ranking: 213
52 (2010)

Internet users World Ranking: 197
17,000 (2009)


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Saint Kitts And Nevis (Basseterre):


GPS points from Saint Kitts And Nevis (Basseterre)

Parish Land Saint George Gingerland

Trinity Trinity Palmetto Point

Sadlers Saint John Capesterre

Presidency Of Saint Christopher-nevis Saint Kitts And Nevis (general)

Friars Bay Estate Saint George Basseterre

Stone Fort River Trinity Palmetto Point

Indian Castle Saint George Gingerland

Braziers Saint Kitts And Nevis (general)




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